11 July 2024

Five people were killed and four others seriously injured when a pickup truck crashed into a roadside tree and overturned in Non Thai district of Thailand’s north-eastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima late Sunday night.

Police said that the vehicle was being driven by a non-commissioned army officer, attached to the 11th Infantry Division. He was on leave after New Year, visiting his family, and went out partying with a group of friends.

On the way back after the party, the truck appeared to have been travelling in high speed. As it approached a curve on the Kok Sawai-Lam Chiang Krai Road, the driver reportedly lost control and ploughed into the roadside tree.

Four people riding in the bed of the pickup truck were flung out of the vehicle and were found dead.  Another fatality was found trapped in the wreckage.

The four who were seriously injured but alive were rushed to hospital.